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  • Eighteenth century Anglicization of taille-douce, a kind of engraving on copper plates.

    November 17, 2008

  • What can it advantage us to know the Correspondence kept amongst the Planets, and to understand the whole Anatomy of Nature's Skeleton; in gazing upon whose Parts, we are oft-times as ridiculous as Children, who love to leaf over talidouce Pictures . . .

    --George Mackenzie, 1713, Essays Upon Several Moral Subjects, p. 76

    November 17, 2008